The 4 Job Skills You Learn as a Liberal Arts Major

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 2/21/17 4:30 PM

Who says liberal arts degrees don’t lead to rewarding, successful, lucrative careers? (Certainly not us—we’ve written before about six well-paying jobs for liberal arts graduates.) 

The truth is that a degree in the liberal arts or humanities can open a lot of doors for your career, and may even make you stand out among other applicants when applying for jobs with some companies. In fact, there are tons of cases where liberal arts graduates have gone on to not only do well in their careers, but also change the world.

Whether your focus is on history, economics, literature, social work, or something else altogether, an education in liberal arts will prepare you for your career by teaching you essential skills that employers are looking for.

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Topics: Choosing a Major, liberal arts

Why Employers Love Hiring Liberal Arts Majors: 5 Revealing Quotes

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 2/9/17 5:00 PM



More and more, employers are recognizing the value of having liberal arts graduates on the company payroll.

These highly-educated, critically-minded employees come from a variety of academic backgrounds, and bring broad perspectives and diverse experiences to the workforce.

In fact, many CEOs, company presidents, and marketplace analysts are coming to the defense of liberal arts graduates—and why students should rethink the old stereotype that a liberal arts degree won’t lead a successful career. 

Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple

In 2010, former CEO of Apple Steve Jobs famously remarked that a technology company is at its best when it remembers its humanity.

“It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone isn’t enough. It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.”

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Topics: Choosing a Major, liberal arts

What is a Liberal Arts Major Anyway? 3 Things You Didn’t Know You’d Study

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 1/31/17 9:00 AM

What exactly do people mean when they say “liberal arts”?

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Topics: Choosing a Major

7 Successful People Who Got Great Jobs with a Liberal Arts Major

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 1/26/17 8:30 AM

A degree in the liberal arts can include a lot of disciplines, from language and writing to science and philosophy. It can also open a lot of career paths—some of which might seem surprising. 

But because the liberal arts are so broad, and integrate so many disciplines across the arts, sciences, and humanities, graduates have gone on to find successful, rewarding careers across many different industries—including some folks you probably recognize.

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Topics: Choosing a Major, liberal arts

The 5 Most In-Demand Majors for 2017

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 12/20/16 8:30 AM

20 Questions to Ask When Visiting Colleges The conventional wisdom about college grads earning more is true (and it’s backed up by data from the U.S. Census Bureau): on average, a worker with a bachelor’s degree will earn nearly 70% more than someone with only a high school diploma.

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Topics: Choosing a Major

Can’t Choose a Major? Start with These 4 Career and Personality Tests

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 12/8/16 8:30 AM

Having trouble deciding which major is right for you? You’re not alone.

A great option is to take an online test to help determine what your passions, strengths, and weaknesses are. Once you’re finished, these tests will generate a few possible matches for you, based on how you answer.

If you’re feeling stuck, give these four tests a shot.

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Topics: Choosing a Major, Aptitude Tests


 

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